Seaton Trail: trail running! Finally!

Just managed to get one of the last spots for the Seaton Trail race this weekend. These trail races are organized by the Mudpuppies. The course is a 13 km out and back along Duffins Creek featuring single track trail, water crossings, tuff long hills, lots of ups and downs, twists and turns and roots and rocks.   Apparently it is a true ultrarunner’s dream. I remember the first time I ran this trail I cursed all the way to the finish line. This bloody trail has tons of ups and downs and a billion roots to try and avoid. Photos from previous years don’t do it justice. I don’t even know why I am returning to do this race but hey, I love a challenge. I will avoid the water crossing as much as possible – perhaps there will be a bridge: doing a water crossing right at the start of a race is a pain, your shoes get wet, your socks get wet and all you get at the end of the day is giant blisters!

I am doing the 26km race, but there is a 52 and 78 KM race as well! Fun times.

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